Shirley Bowes failed to attract a single vote - not even her own. .
Today's Daily Mail reports that the pensioner managed to come in with an almost unprecedented zero in the New Trimdon ward in Sedgefield where Tony Blair has his constituency home.
Shirley, said to be secretary of the South Durham hunt, couldn't even vote for herself because she lives outside the ward she was standing for.
She told the Mail she only stood as a favour to a friend:
I never have had any true political ambitions but I support the Conservatives and said I'd help out.
There was no Tory candidate in the ward and when my friend, who is a councillor asked me to stand I agreed so that at leats the party was represented.
No political ambition eh?
Sounds like she'd be the ideal Tory candidate to take on Ken Livingston in the next elections for London's Mayor...?